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September 6: A day to remember the sacrifices of Pakistan's martyrs

Top leadership sends out messages of unity; armed forces commemorate the day with a show of power.
Updated Sep 07, 2018 11:59am

Pakistan, on September 6, commemorated the sacrifices made by its armed forces during the 1965 war. Various events were held all over the country to mark the occasion. Personnel from all military and paramilitary forces took part in these events.

Prime Minister Imran Khan in his message said Pakistan believes in peaceful coexistence and wants to promote mutual cooperation with other countries, including its neighbours, on the basis of equality.

He said the people of Pakistan have the ability to brave all challenges while following Quaid-i-Azam's principles of Unity, Faith, and Discipline.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa also sent out messages of unity on the occasion.

Para-troopers demonstrate their skills during a programme to mark Defence Day at Karnal Sher Khan (Shaheed) Stadium in Peshawar. — APP
Para-troopers demonstrate their skills during a programme to mark Defence Day at Karnal Sher Khan (Shaheed) Stadium in Peshawar. — APP

A disable person dancing at the 3rd Baloch Regiment Monument at Batapur. — APP
A disable person dancing at the 3rd Baloch Regiment Monument at Batapur. — APP

Gp. Cpt. Muzammil Jibran sapling a plant during Tree Plantation Campaign at Multan airport.  — APP
Gp. Cpt. Muzammil Jibran sapling a plant during Tree Plantation Campaign at Multan airport. — APP

Visitors viewing the displayed arms and ammunition at Karnal Sher Khan Stadium in Peshawar. — APP
Visitors viewing the displayed arms and ammunition at Karnal Sher Khan Stadium in Peshawar. — APP

Army personnel demonstrate their skills during a programme to mark the Defence Day. — APP
Army personnel demonstrate their skills during a programme to mark the Defence Day. — APP

Army para-troopers demonstrating their skills at Karnal Sher Khan (Shaheed) Stadium. — APP
Army para-troopers demonstrating their skills at Karnal Sher Khan (Shaheed) Stadium. — APP

A group photo of Lt Col Muhammad Adnan Ul Haq at the 3rd Baloch Regiment Monument at Batapur in connection with Defence Day of Pakistan. — APP
A group photo of Lt Col Muhammad Adnan Ul Haq at the 3rd Baloch Regiment Monument at Batapur in connection with Defence Day of Pakistan. — APP

Pakistan Army personnel in an exercise during a Defence Day show. — APP
Pakistan Army personnel in an exercise during a Defence Day show. — APP

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan offers Fateha along with Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa after laying flower wreath on the grave of martyrs. — APP
Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan offers Fateha along with Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa after laying flower wreath on the grave of martyrs. — APP

Army personnel demonstrating their skills during a programme to mark the Defence Day. — APP
Army personnel demonstrating their skills during a programme to mark the Defence Day. — APP

Pakistan Army personnel displaying their skills during a Defence Day show. — APP
Pakistan Army personnel displaying their skills during a Defence Day show. — APP

Pakistan Air Force cadets march next to Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's mausoleum. — AFP
Pakistan Air Force cadets march next to Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's mausoleum. — AFP